Joint European Master Degree in Efficient and Sustainable Energy, Transport and Mobility to Build the Smart Cities of the Future

UlysseusCitiesMD combines specific and interdisciplinary training in the areas of Energy, Transport, Mobility and Smart Cities with complementary training offered at each partner university and training in high level digital skills, languages, critical thinking, creativity, innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship as key transversal skills to provide solutions to global problems.

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General overview of the programme structure and content

UlysseusCitiesMD is a 120 ECTS study programme, divided into two years (4 semesters, 30 ETCS each), with three main parts (the “Core”, the “flexible semester, and the “getting into the sector semester”) and a previous “Fundamentals” 0 step.

From the structural point of view, UlysseusCitiesMD offers flexible and modular pathways, with embedded mobility (physical, virtual or blended) and traineeships, which will be tailored to the students’ preferences for research, innovation or professional activity.

Starting date

October 24, 2023

Academic year 2023-2024


120 ECTS

Degree awarded

At the completion of the study programme, the student will receive a physical fully accredited* joint degree diploma in Master studies by USE, MCI and UCA, with full legal value in all EU countries, and its joint diploma supplement, including all the information regarding the programme, the courses that have been completed and the different grading systems.

(*) This joint degree will be awarded under the condition that the validation of the European Approach Accreditation when required in specific countries is given prior to the beginning of the studies in the respective countries.

Participation costs *

3000€/year for Programme Countries Students

7500 €/year for Partner Countries Students

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Employment opportunities

The new city concept and its smart management will need new professional profiles highly qualified in technical terms and with a strong transversal component, bridging with areas that are directly related to such technical capabilities but also other knowledge areas that enrich the professional and make them able to make more comprehensive decisions in relation to the smart cities of the future. Through the “Career Guidance Programme”, UlysseusCitiesMD helps students to identify multiple career pathways, aligning learning outcomes to industry, business, academia and civil society stakeholder needs, and fostering of a broad industry- and research-ready skillset.

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Graduates will have many potential pathways of employment, among others:

Project manager for interdisciplinary Smart City projects

Advisor for Energy Policy and Market regulations, Standards and Grid codes, with a social and urban perspective

Engineer specialized in field related with smart cities, as:

  • Smart Grids, Power Electronics devices, and Efficiency Energy
  • Optimization and Digitalization of Smart Cities
  • Mobility and Transport issues in Smart Cities

Professional career in the field of research and innovation

  • In addition, graduates will be able to continue their professional career in the field of research and innovation, as UlysseusCitiesMD will be followed up by UlysseusCitiesPhD, a Joint European PhD Programme that will pursue research and innovation in the context of the smart cities of the future.

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